Come Forth, Lazarus the CB550!

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By John Burns

And in those days in San Francisco, there came to be known Craigslist, which allowed reasonable, Godly men to consort with motorcycles of loose morals and tight Phillips-head screws.
By Gabe Ets-Hokin Feb. 08, 2006 Photography by Gabe Ets-Hokin

1976 Honda CB550F Supersport: Turning a Sow’s Ear into a Different, More Expensive Sow’s Ear

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said.“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and

let him go.” -John 11:38-44 (New International Version)Look at this heap. What was I thinking? Well, I figured every motojournalist needed a vintage bike project to occupy his garage.

I had a stupid, romantic image of myself on a snarling, barely-tamed vintage bike, held together by baling wire, electrical tape and sheer guts.

I would be in touch with every nut and bolt on the thing, building a bond with it like the Lone Ranger and Silver.

The trouble began when I saw an ad on …read more

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